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3 Car Accident Investigation

The Calaveras CHP are currently investigating a 3 car accident that sent an 8 year old Valley Springs boy to a valley hospital and blocked a section of Highway 49 for about an hour yesterday.  According to the CHP, Lana McCartney of Mokelumne Hill was traveling southbound on Highway 49 before coming to a stop at the intersection of  Hwy 49 and  Hwy 12 for southbound traffic.   McCartney entered onto southbound 49 where James McArthuer of Valley Springs, was traveling westbound on 12, from northbound Hwy 49.  The front end of McCartney’s vehicle collided with the side of McArthuer’s, sending it into the path of a vehicle driven by Hannah Lumbus of Valley Springs, who was traveling eastbound on Hwy 12.   An 8 year old boy in McArthuer’s vehicle was flow to UC Davis for major injuries while McArthuer suffered minor injuries and was taken by ground ambulance and treated at a local hospital. No other injuries were reported. The accident remains under investigation, but alcohol or drugs are not suspected to have played a role in this collision.

Written by KVGC Staff

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